Welcome to Smart Luck News Blog

Welcome to Smart Luck News Blog

Lottery Expert Gail Howard was the pioneer of scientific lottery strategy in the USA, internationally recognized as the creator of the most successful lottery systems used in the world: Smart Luck.

SmartLuck, Inc. is excited to bring you our new Lottery Blog. We hope you will find it a fun and easy way to be the first to know about:

  • lotto game changes
  • high jackpots, lottery winner stories, and other lottery news
  • insider tips and free strategies for winning the lottery
  • update notices for our software and books
  • and more!

Hurricane Irma Delays for Smart Luck

UPDATE (9/13/17): Power, phones, and internet have been restored to our office! We are back in operation. Thank you again for your patience.

UPDATE (9/12/17): The Tampa Bay area was lucky as Hurricane Irma weakened significantly from predictions and did not come as far West as expected. Our office did not sustain significant damage, but we are still out of power with no way of knowing when power will be restored. We do have one employee who is able to update the lotto history files and website, but order processing/shipping and tech support will be unavailable until power is restored to our office. We thank you for your patience!


Notice: Hurricane Irma is predicted to affect much of Florida early next week, including a likely direct hit to the location of our corporate office in the Tampa Bay area. Please expect delays in support and order processing including download only orders as Smart Luck will be closed. This also includes lotto history file updates, but remember, you can enter drawing results into the program yourself. It only takes a few seconds. Please see the Advantage Gold manual for instructions.

We anticipate this delay to include at least a few days or all of next week and potentially longer depending on how long it takes to restore power and utilities. We thank you for your patience!

Good luck to everyone else in the path of Hurricane Irma! STAY SAFE is currently our state motto.

UPDATE: $758 MILLION Powerball Jackpot Prize WON!

UPDATE: The drawing for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 was won! The final jackpot of $758,700,000 was won by one lucky ticket in Massachusetts. The winning numbers were 6-7-16-23-26 and PB 4. The next drawing’s jackpot is back to $40 million.

Powerball jackpots often get high, but over half a billion dollars in prize money is still uncommon.  The Powerball jackpot prize is currently estimated at $700 Million for the next drawing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. This is the second-largest lotto prize in Powerball history. The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $411.7 million. The last Powerball jackpot to be won was on June 10th, when $447.8 million were claimed by a lottery winner in California.

The Latest Winning Powerball Numbers

No one matched the six numbers drawn Saturday night, but the latest Powerball winning numbers were 17, 19, 39, 43, 68, with a Powerball number of 13. If no one wins again, the jackpot will climb even more rapidly. It may even beat the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot from January 2016 that is the current Powerball (and all lottery) record.

Improve Your Odds at Winning Powerball

Powerball is not an easy game to win thanks to the odds of over one in 292 million, but it’s actually impossible if you don’t buy a ticket! With the stakes this high, it’s worth giving it a shot. A jackpot over half a billion is worth spending a couple of bucks at least, but skip the Quick Picks. To play the game smarter, use our Smart Luck strategy and wheeling to improve your odds of winning Powerball prizes (that’s right – you can win more than one prize!). Try out our FREE how to win Powerball tips here. We even have a FREE Powerball wheel that can help you trap more numbers on your tickets.

How to Win a Powerball lotto jackpot

Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26) Tickets cost $2 each.

Republic of South Africa Lotto and Lotto Plus Game Changes

RSA Lotto made some changes recently to their number format to 6/52+B, and also added another expansion game, Lotto Plus #2. The odds of winning Lotto and the Lotto Plus drawings are now one in 20,358,520 (up from one in 13,983,816 with the old 6/49+B number format).

We have started new game files for Lotto, Lotto Plus #1, and Lotto Plus #2 which can be used with Advantage Gold and other Smart Luck lottery software. The old game files will no longer be updated. If you use favorites in Lottery Updater, you will need to select the new game files.

Game Change Stats

Iowa, Minnesota All or Nothing Game ENDED

The All or Nothing lotto game offered by the Minnesota Lottery and Iowa Lottery has ended as of Friday, June 30, 2017 in both states. The final drawing was June 30, 2017 at 8:45 p.m. Unfortunately, the Iowa and Minnesota multi-state All or Nothing lottery did not generate enough player interest to continue sales of the game. Winners have one year from the date of the drawing to claim prizes.

Game Change Stats

  • Lottery State: Iowa and Minnesota
  • Name of Game: All or Nothing
  • Game Format: 12/24
  • Change: Game Ended
  • Date Ended: June 30, 2017

Indiana Cash 5 – Game Change

Indiana Cash 5 changed number format this month to include 4 more numbers. The odds of winning Hoosier Cash5 are now one in 1,221,759. The jackpot now starts at $75,000 (up from $50,000 in the old format).

We have started a new game file for this game, which can be used with Advantage Gold and other Smart Luck lottery software. The old game file will no longer be updated. If you use favorites in Lottery Updater, you will need to select the new game file.

Game Change Stats

Update: Powerball High Jackpot $435 Million Won!

Update: For the Wednesday, February 22nd drawing, one winning ticket sold for $435M Powerball jackpot in Lafayette, Indiana. The winning numbers were 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The jackpot drops back to $40 million for the drawing Saturday night.

Powerball has been on a rolling streak again.  The jackpot is currently estimated at $403 Million for the next drawing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $243.9 million — the 12th-largest lottery prize in US history. The last Powerball jackpot to be won was last year on Nov 26, 2016, which also happened to be a $403 million jackpot. There have been 24 drawings with no jackpot winner since then.

The Winning Powerball Numbers

No one matched the six numbers drawn Saturday night, but the latest Powerball winning numbers were 3-7-9-31-33, and the Powerball, 20. If no one wins again, the jackpot will climb even more rapidly. It may even beat the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot from January 2016 that is the current Powerball (and all lottery) record.

Playing the Powerball Game Smarter

Powerball is not easy to win with odds of over one in 292 million, but the saying holds true that you can’t win unless you have a ticket! A jackpot near half a billion is worth spending a couple of bucks at least, but skip the Quick Picks. You can use Smart Luck strategy and wheeling to improve your odds of winning a Powerball prize. Try out our FREE how to win Powerball tips here. We even have several FREE wheels that can help you trap a better prize within your numbers.

How to Win a Powerball lotto jackpot

Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26) Tickets cost $2 each.

Kentucky Cashball 225 – Game Change

Kentucky Cash Ball has updated their original game which had been running since 2001. As of January 9th, the game is now called Kentucky Cashball 225, and has a new number format, a higher jackpot, and some other changes including the removal of the Kicker option.

We have started a new game file for this game, which can be used with Advantage Gold and other Smart Luck lottery software.

Game Change Stats

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Happy Thanksgiving! Our annual Christmas discount starts now through New Year’s Eve! Save on all new lottery software and books, 15% off in addition to our multiple software discount for more than 2 programs purchased in a single order.

Offer Expired December 31, 2016. Sign up in the sidebar to get email notifications of our posts so you can be the first to know about future sales and discounts from Smart Luck!

EuroMillions Game Changes

In a rush to produce larger jackpots and more ways to win, EuroMillions is mixing things up. As of the drawing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, EuroMillions now has new, updated rules, including a change to the number format.

An extra Lucky Star number has been added, making the game a 5/50 + 2/12. This worsens the jackpot odds of winning EuroMillions, which is now one in 139,838,160 (the previous odds were one in 116,531,800).

Consumers in the UK now have to pay £2.50 (€2.88/$3.24) for one line, up from the previous cost of £2. Other countries prices may vary, but the majority are the new price.

Game Change Stats

  • Lottery Countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
  • Name of Game: EuroMillions
  • Game Format: 5/50+2/12
  • Change: Increased Lucky Stars pool from 11 to 12 numbers
  • Date Changed: September 27, 2016
  • Download History: Download Lucky Stars Smart Luck .SLH game file
  • Free Lotto Tips: How to Win EuroMillions

Note about Smart Luck history file

Our software will still work the same for this game, but you will need to download the new history file for the lucky stars. Every time a game changes, we have to rename the history file to match the new number format. If you update with favorites in Lottery Updater, you’ll need to go into change your favorites to select the new file – eur0212.slh. The old file, eur0211.slh will no longer be updated. The new file still includes the old history for you to use until there are enough drawings with 12 numbers to work with. Then, we will lock the range of the game to start by default at the date of the current format beginning. You can change the range at any time yourself to include or exclude the past drawings. The main 5 numbers can still be found in the Euro Millions file, eur0550.slh which remains unchanged.

*NEW* Manual/Tutorial for Advantage Gold!

We are happy to announce that we have released our new PDF instruction manual and tutorial for the Advantage Gold lottery strategy software.

We hope this guide will help you learn more about the software and all it can do. Use the Pennsylvania Dead Lotto 6/40 history file to follow along with the examples in the manual.
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Download the new Advantage Gold manual here!

Please let us know if you see any errors in the manual or if you think something should be explained further. We appreciate your feedback!